November 29th, 2016



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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.5/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Aleksey Mizgirev

Stars: Pyotr Fyodorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Yuliya Khlynina

Set in 19th century Imperial Russia, the story revolves around a retired army veteran who makes a good living by settling duels for aristocrats, a common practice of the era. Shot in IMAX. Cast Petr Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttke, Julia Khlynina, Yuri Kolokolnikov Director Alexey Mizgirev

Pyotr Fyodorov - Yakovlev
Vladimir Mashkov - Graf Beklemishev
Yuliya Khlynina - Marfa Tuchkova
Yuri Kolokolnikov - Basargin
Aleksandr Mizev - Ofitser-tyuremshchik
Sergey Nevidimov - Soldat
Vladimir Panichev - Dvoryanin
Vadim Pavlenko - Mordvinov
Franziska Petri - Aleksandra Iosifovna
Aleksandra Serebryakova - Dvoryanka
Pavel Tabakov - Knyaz Tuchkov
Artyom Vasilev - Ofitser
Aleksandr Yatsenko - Yakovlev mladshiy
Martin Wuttke - Nemetskiy baron
Yuriy Kuznetsov - Sluga

Country: Russia

Language: Russian

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

User Review


Rating: 8/10

Saw it at TIFF 2016.

The sets and costumes are great and the story is engrossing, but be warned that this film is *extremely* violent in places. "Onegin" this is not!

Also, when they are speaking German, there is a Soviet-style voice-over instead of subtitles, so you can't actually hear what the actors are saying.

Overall, it was a very interesting experience!

I recommend seeing it if you are at all interested in Russian culture, but sadly this film is likely to be too lowbrow to meet the approval of the art-house crowd.


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